Chris Long Is Climbing Africa’s Tallest Mountain To Raise Money For A School To Get Clean Water

Chris Long Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Charity

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Considering the fact that the Eagles’ Chris Long just won a Super Bowl and just donated all 16 of his game checks to charity, one would think that he would take a little time to relax now that the season is over. One would be wrong.

Instead of kicking back with a bottle of rare whisky and his new tattoo, and reveling in his back-to-back Super Bowl wins, Long is in Africa hosting his third annual “Conquering Kili” program to raise money for the the Waterboys initiative.

Along with former Seattle Seahawks long-snapper and active-duty Green Beret Nate Boyer, Long created the Conquering Kili program to give combat veterans a new mission that serves people in need: climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise the funds needed to build wells for communities in East Africa, according to the Chris Long Foundation website.

This year Long is being joined in Africa by MMA fighter Justin “The Big Pygmy” Wren and some of his past teammates like Connor Barwin and Steven Jackson, as well as former NFL players Vince Young and Tom Santi in the effort to raise $10,000 to help a primary school in Tanzania obtain clean water.

They began their climb up the mountain on Tuesday and have been chronicling their visit to Tanzania on social media. The entire hike will take them seven days.

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